About the Artist
In oils and acrylics, my work is mainly landscapes, although many of my commissions include people and animals. Living and working in Dunblane, I'm inspired by the stunning scenery around here, and by the rugged beauty of the west coast and the western isles. I've had work shown at the RSA, London, The,Royal Institute for Fine Arts and was a finalist in the BBC One Show artist of the year.
Based in Dunblane, I feel blessed to be surrounded and inspired by some amazing landscapes. I've always drawn and painted and I expect I should be described as self taught, although I have attended two one week courses at GSA one at The Edinburgh Atelier. I've only entered a few competitions or shows, but have either won, been hung, or short listed for every one. I should do more! Although my work is mainly landscapes, I do sometimes incorporate some figures or animals and I really enjoy working on large scale pieces. I'm enthralled and bewitched by the effect of changing light on a landscape and that's the magic I try to capture. Painting is my passion. I don't paint to shock, or share angst or change the world, but I have often been asked about the meaning of my many "stormy skies"......perhaps, subconsciously, I'm trying to say that the there's always a light at the end of the tunnel....or maybe just that's how the weather is in Scotland! I paint to simply try to share the beauty of places I've seen, the power of a crashing wave, the peace of a remote beach.... I hope I've done my subjects justice and that you enjoy looking at them.